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Review for Federation Employment Guidance Service, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

FEGS is a FRAUD and is the ENRON of NON-PROFITS. Federation Employment Guidance Services used to be an excellent organization that served the Jewish community in NYC by providing training and guidance in getting immigrants integrated into all aspects of American life. They had mentoring, training, provided guidance, internships, work-study programs, apprenticeships and almost everything needed to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. However since the early 70's FEGS started to abandon this unique comprehensive delivery model that made people INDEPENDENT and flourish as human beings. Actually FEGS does the opposite of what its current mission statement claims. FEGS does little if any training and guidance and actually is designed to make people become DEPENDENT on government programs. FEGS now acts as a referral service that gets people on government "benefits" so that FEGS can BILL Medicare and Medicaid. FEGS is very efficient in NYC for taking New Yorkers who were on city and state government programs and switching them to Federal government programs. So FEGS is funded by tax payer money and then refers New Yorkers to government tax payer programs and bills tax payers for that service. Make sense? For the FEGS employee it does since some 5,000 employees make over $50,000 + a year plus lots of benefits. It is a JOB PROGRAM for the people who work at FEGS: never mind that they don't help people become INDEPENDENT and just manage caseloads.

In 2007 an independent non-profit group analyzed Welfare to Work vendors like FEGS and found that few if any clients were able to gain employment despite paying vendors like FEGS hundreds of millions dollars over the years.

Just read the report: http://www.cvhaction.org/sites/default/files/Missing%20the%20Mark%20-%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

FEGS is very good at public relations -that is marketing, promoting and advertising itself with its sleek and flashy website but don't be fooled because FEGS employs at least two dozen employees to promote FEGS in every type of media possible. Ignore FEGS propaganda and just go to any FEGS office, stay outside and ask people coming in and out of their office buildings whether they help people to become INDEPENDENT. You will find that for clients of FEGS it is an bitter roller coaster of musical chairs.

FEGS's target is the mentally ill (MI), developmentally challenged, and elderly and infirm. These people need government programs, effective treatment and supervision. As far as the mentally ill is concerned I wonder how many FEGS MI patients are able to achieve independence by remission or improvement in their condition? FEGS's is model is no different than other non-profits that serve the MI which is complex poly-pharmacy of psychotropic medications with an assigned case manager with a less than 2% chance on getting of disability and entering the world. 98% of people on disability stay on it for a lifetime which means becoming a life long client of FEGS so they bill bill and bill without regard to outcome. Poor outcomes in a way is good for FEGS since once a client always a client of FEGS. So who cares if FEGS's MI "consumers" of services get better just bill bill and bill.

Considering that FEGS does so poorly at achieving its mission statement of making people self-sufficient and independent, it executives make great money: the CEO makes a cool $650K, and the other big shots make between $200K and $400k a year. Shocking since almost all their clients have ZERO income. FEGS forgot its mission and its core values and has for profit companies like HR dynamics and All Sector Technology Group which brings in millions of dollars a year. FEGS has OFF SHORE Bank accounts in Europe and the Caribbean. And All Sector's market is a multi-billion dollar one for cloud computing and cyber security with 5% of its shares owned by FEGS insiders. So are all those profits from the FEGS's for profit companies being funneled through off shore bank accounts?

Don't believe what FEGS says and look at all the other reviews for FEGS on guidestar- nearly ALL of them have been written by FEGS's previous or current employees. How dishonest is that. FEGS DOES NOT HELP PEOPLE BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT OR INDEPENDENT quite the opposite and it does not have high quality and cost efficient services nor does it have any special comprehensive delivery service model. They help people get on government programs for life so they can bill medicaid, medicare and get contracts like the welfare to work ones. Who cares if their "clients" get anywhere or go nowhere.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change the name of FEGS to "Federation Unemployment Go nowhere Services inc." Stop promoting FEGS as a place to help people become socially and economically self-sufficient and independent. Because they do the opposite and make people become dependent and marginalized from society. FEGS's clients live a life of misery and loneliness as they are no longer part of society and have nothing to do. FEGS deprives people of their dignity by making their clients essentially wards of the state system.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for National Council for Research on Women Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

As a retired woman who has worked for two of the companies in Regender's Corporate Circle I can agree with the other reviewers who have pointed out the contradictions between these corporation's actions in reality compared to Regender's mission statement.

A lawsuit filed in December, accuses Citigroup of engaging in a "continuous pattern" of discrimination since at least 2004 by targeting minorities for high-cost mortgage loans, violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act. L.A. is seeking damages from the bank for the costs of extra services and lost tax revenue in blighted neighborhoods. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan were hit with similar lawsuits by the city of Los Angeles.

Prudential insurance was hit by a rash of lawsuits involving discrimination. The marathon litigation stems from a dispute in the late 1990s after agents left Prudential because they said the company pressured agents not to sell insurance to minorities. A total of 359 agents were involved in the original conflict. And the battle goes on.

The Wells Fargo settlement ($175M) with the nation’s largest home mortgage lender is rooted in a lawsuit filed four years ago by Baltimore over fair-lending violations. It culminated in what federal officials called “systemic discrimination” spanning 36 states and involving more than 34,000 minority customers over five years.

Prudential Insurance Co. has historically been battered by forces from the outside — specifically, lawsuits alleging fraudulent sales practices such as "churning." The company has been torn from the inside by current and former employees in Minnesota who have stepped forward with individual lawsuits alleging not only rampant race, gender, and age discrimination, but also wild violations in the company's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, a system that resulted from the company's 1996 $2 billion class action settlement. Being a woman and working for Prudential can be a painful and arduous experience. For some women working for Prudential is a Horror.

Corporations violate and harm women every day of the year. They get fined or are sued and just pay up and move on without admitting and wrong doing. It is nice to know that there are non-profits like Regender (NCRW) that take money from these corporations so that these corporations can buy Good Will and appear to be interested in ending discrimination against women and girls. What a laugh. How these women who work at Regender (NCRW) sleep at night is a mystery to me. These types of people will take money from almost anyone or any institution no matter what.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that regender should try to find other sources to fund their non-profit other than corporations that have proven unworthy of being part of Regender's mission. Regender needs to look no further at the root causes of discrimination against women and girls since they are part and a contributor.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public